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What are common types of plant-based diets for heart health?

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There are many different types of plant-based diets. The three most common ones are:

You can eat a plant-based diet without going completely vegetarian.

  • Vegan : No animal products such as meat, eggs, or dairy products.
  • Lacto-vegetarian: No meat or eggs, but dairy products are OK.
  • Lacto-ovo-vegetarian: No meat, but dairy products and eggs are OK.

SOURCES:

MyPlate: "Tips for Vegetarians."

American Heart Association: "Vegetarian Diets."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 06, 2018

SOURCES:

MyPlate: "Tips for Vegetarians."

American Heart Association: "Vegetarian Diets."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on July 06, 2018

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